5 Date Night Ideas to Keep the Romance Going Beyond Valentine’s Day


It’s easy to be inspired to create the perfect romantic date for Valentine’s Day, but what about for the rest of the year? Here are five locally themed date night ideas to help keep the romance going well beyond Valentine’s Day!

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

On the Spot Murder Mystery Dinner & Show takes place every Friday night at Savannah Coffee Roasters on Liberty Street in Downtown Savannah. Performed by members from the Odd Lot Improv, each show is unique and based around audience choices. You choose the characters, quirks, and even the plot! Tickets are $40 per person (plus gratuity and drinks) and includes a three course meal.


Picnic in Forsyth Park

The Forsyth Park Farmer's Market takes place Saturday mornings, and is a great place to pick up some locally grown food for a romantic dinner at home. But that’s no reason to waste the day away! There’s always plenty of activity - and great people-watching - in the large grassy areas on the East and West sides of the park. Grab something from the café in the center of the park, or wander to the south end where you’ll find the Sentient Bean and Brighter Day Natural Foods. Lunch in hand, settle in for an afternoon of sunbathing with your sweetie. Don’t feel you need to leave your furbaby out on this day-date, as you’ll find plenty of other pups out and enjoying the weather.

Dancing at Flashback

Dubbed the Coastal Empire’s Premier Rock Venue, Flashback, located in Richmond Hill, plays your favorites from the 60's 70's & 80's and more! With live music every weekend, you’ll have lots of opportunities to spin your sweetie around the dance floor. Plus, they have 13 TVs and daily happy hour specials from 3 – 7 p.m., so it’s a perfect date night spot for couples that love sports and want to cheer on their team (Go Dawgs!).

Botanical Gardens

Flowers fade and die, but a day spend wandering the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens will create memories that last a lifetime. Affectionately dubbed The Bamboo Farm due to the bamboo groves and trees planted in the early 20th century, the Botanical Gardens has grown to encompass 51 acres of historic plants, ornamental gardens, lakes, and even pick-your-own berry fields. All that exploring is sure to work up an appetite, so why not keep the romance going while enjoying a delicious dinner of locally caught seafood at Love’s Seafood & Steaks? This family owned and operated restaurant has one of the largest covered decks on the water in the Savannah area providing guests with a stunning view of sunsets over the Ogeechee River.

Stargazing on Tybee Island

Is there anything more romantic than an evening spent under the stars in the arms of the one you love? All you need is some good food and music to make the night truly come alive. For this, we suggest heading out to North Beach on Tybee Island. This sheltered section of the beach, right by the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum, sits at the mouth of the Savannah River. It’s the perfect location for finding seashells and watching the dolphins, especially at dusk. Between the lighthouse and the beach, you’ll find North Beach Bar & Grill serving up an eclectic menu with a Caribbean flair. The often have live music on the weekends, making it an ideal place for dinner before a stroll on the beach.